Dot-underwing moth

Like moths to a colourful flame

Friday, 9 August 2019

A nocturnal moth may be using its colourful wing patterns to attract a female mate, according to new research led by The University of Western Australia and the Adolphe Merkle Institute in Switzerland.

Family and domestic violence

Breaking the cycle between family violence and homelessness

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Women who become homeless as a result of family and domestic violence are also facing legal and financial issues that make it hard for them to make a fresh start, according to an evaluation report on the Safe as Houses pilot program.

Jet ski

World's first electric hydrofoil jet ski

Friday, 2 August 2019

The University of Western Australia’s Renewable Energy Vehicle Project (REV) has teamed up with technology partner Electro.Aero, a Perth-based start-up company, and funding sponsor Galaxy Resources, an ASX-listed lithium producer, to develop the world’s first electric hydrofoil personal watercraft, named WaveFlyer.

Girls in Engineering

Girls in Engineering and eye research team among Eureka Prize finalists

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

An outreach program to encourage high school girls to study STEM subjects and the research team that developed a highly effective strategy to reduce the impact of a common eye infection are finalists in the 2019 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.

Christobel Saunders

Improved physician communication for cancer patients

Friday, 26 July 2019

New research led by Monash University and involving The University of Western Australia, Melbourne University, Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, Flinders University, and Eastern Health has highlighted best practice for communication between physicians and cancer patients.

Guest Speaker at the Convocation Spring Ordinary Meeting, Prof Peter Veth

Spring Ordinary Meeting of Convocation 2019

Thursday, 25 July 2019

All UWA graduates and other members of Convocation are invited to attend the Spring Ordinary Meeting in the Banquet Hall of the University Club of Western Australia on Friday 20 September 2019 at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start.

The guest speaker for the evening,

Guest Speaker: Professor Peter Veth, Director of the UWA Oceans Institute and Professor of Archaeology, will give a talk on

"A Deep History of Maritime Peoples from North Western Australia."

RSVP

Dr Raj Kurup, UWA Convocation Council Member

Dr Raj Kurup selected as one of Australia's top 30 Most Innovative Engineers 2019

Thursday, 25 July 2019

UWA Convocation Council member Dr Raj Kurup has been selected as one of Australia’s top 30 Most Innovative Engineers 2019 by the Institution of Engineers Australia, an honour for which he was previously recognised in 2017.

Arman Siahvashi with his CryoSolid apparatus

UWA PhD graduate Arman Siahvashi being named as one of Australia's Most Innovative Engineers

Thursday, 25 July 2019

Convocation celebrates with UWA PhD graduate Arman Siahvashi being named as one of Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers, and finalist for two categories in the WA Innovator of the Year 2019. Arman is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Engineering.

Rock Art agreement

New agreement to preserve, protect and study WA rock art

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

A new era of Western Australian rock art research is about to begin with the signing of an agreement between Rio Tinto and The University of Western Australia for a five-year funding arrangement for rock art research.

Two whales

Exmouth gulf home to secret whale nursery

Friday, 19 July 2019

A study led by The University of Western Australia and Oceanwise Australia has revealed the remarkable biodiversity of the Exmouth Gulf in Western Australia’s remote North West, including a secret nursery where whales whisper to their calves.